Kh-32 / AS-4 “KITCHEN”

In 2013, a new anti-ship cruise missile was seen for the first time under a TU-22M3 Backfire. It was the Kh-32 or AS-4 Kitchen, a much improved version of the previous Kh-22, which was being evaluated and tested at that time. Finally in 2016 it was reported that the missile was fully operational and was being distributed as one of the main weapons of the TU-22M3 bomber. The Kh-32 missile has a warhead of about 500kg, (smaller than the Kh-22), but has an extended range up to 800 km and new electronics very resistant to ECMs. The missile flies at a height of 40,000 meters and is controlled by an inertial navigation system. 200 km from the target a radar homing head is activated to guide it in its final stage, helped by a GPS satellites navigation system. According to Russian sources, the missile is practically invulnerable to fighters interception and antiaircraft missiles thanks to its high approaching speed of Mach 4.8, and its enormous flight altitude.

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Información adicional

Ficha Completa
Country of origin

Soviet Union


MKB Raduga


Air-launch cruise missile

Entered service


Missile/bomb dimensions, (length x diameter)

11.65 x 0.92 meters

Missile/bomb weight

5,820 kg

Missile speed

Mach 4.8 (5,880 km/h)

Missile range

From 800 to 1,000 km

Guidance system

Inertial – Terminal GPS satellite

Warhead, (explosive charge)

Weight: 500 kg – Type: HE conventional or Nuclear